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#6509534 - 10/24/16 04:40 PM Cleaning up Lapping Compound?
Toxarch Offline
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Loc: Parker County
What's the best way to clean up the lapping compound after lapping rings? Obviously I can't remove the lower half of the rings to clean them up easily. So whatever is used need to be safe for the gun's finish. I usually just wipe it up with paper towels and then use a gun cleaner sprayed on a paper towel. Is there a recommended way to clean it up?
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#6509547 - 10/24/16 04:46 PM Re: Cleaning up Lapping Compound? [Re: Toxarch]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Damp/wet paper towel followed by another damp/wet paper towel. Repeat if needed.
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#6509862 - 10/24/16 08:01 PM Re: Cleaning up Lapping Compound? [Re: Toxarch]
7x57 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/15
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I find that a coarse rag removes a good amount. I follow that up with another rag with solvent then use a fine rag to clean it up.

I like to finish with a paper towel to soak up whatever is left and run q tips through the bolt holes to get the junk out of there before putting the threadlock on it.

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